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Do You Know These Cleanup, Restoration, & Safety Questions?

7/19/2019 (Permalink)

Take the quiz to learn more about cleanup, restoration, & safety issues in your home or business.

Get smarter on preventing damage to your home or business. Take the Cleanup, Restoration, & Safety quiz.

Are you prepared for damage to your home or business? Do you know the early warning signs and indicators of future property damage? Try answering the questions below to see how much you know about cleanup, restoration, and safety! If you get some wrong you might want to learn more about that question’s topic. Here’s hoping you get an A+ on these questions!

Check your answers at the end! For more information explore the links we’ve provided. Some of them lead you to blog posts at our sister/brother franchises, SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield and SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield. You can also read our other SERVPRO of Bath blog posts to get more details. Good luck with the questions!

If you need help with any of these questions call SERVPRO of Bath at 252-923-0213.

  1. According to the latest research, what percentage of businesses may never recover if they experience a natural disaster?
  2. If you have a toilet, washing machine, or other appliance overflow and the experts say you have gray water on your floor, what does that mean?
  3. Are there smokers in your house? To help prevent home fires, what type of ashtrays should you use and when should you put cigarette and cigar butts in the trash?
  4. Be sure any wood-burning stove you buy is made of sturdy, suitable material, such as cast iron or steel. And look for what label?
  5. Emergency preparation experts recommend you keep a set of pictures of your commercial building in safe and easy to access place. Why?
  6. To protect your home or business’s foundation from cracking due to water damage, the downspouts from your roof should lead water how far away from the foundation?
  7. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, how often should your home’s roof be inspected?
  8. What’s the most common danger from a home heating oil furnace?
  9. Which of these descriptions does NOT mean your commercial property may be at higher risk for water damage: 20+ years old, High-rise with multiple tenants or units, or uses older construction materials?
  10. Which is likely to be more dangerous – a solid chemical spill or a liquid chemical spill?


  1. 50%
  2. Gray water is contaminated water that can cause discomfort or illness and quickly degrade into black water if not treated.
  3. Use deep, sturdy ashtrays. Don’t put butts in the trash until they’re cold.
  4. The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) label.
  5. If a storm strikes the pictures can serve as “before” pictures. Take a set after the storm to show the full extent of the storm damage.
  6. At least 10 feet.
  7. Twice a year.
  8. Carbon monoxide.
  9. Uses older construction materials.
  10. Liquid.

Looking to learn more about cleanup, restoration, & Safety? Call SERVPRO of Bath at 252-923-0213.


11/13/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bath has 2 sizes of Ozone Generators to fix your odor problem.

Are you dealing with smoke odors, pet odors, state-musty odors, tobacco odors, or food and cooking odors? Commercial deodorizers may help fight some airborne pungent odors, but to eliminate other foul odors, it may be necessary to do an ozone treatment. Ozone is used to destroy undesirable smells just about anywhere, in full-time and vacation homes, apartments, basements, nursing homes, cars, trucks, buses, boats, classrooms, locker rooms, and gymnasiums. Ozone is also approved by the FDA to be used in food processing plants to scrub yeast and mold spores from the air because of its great deodorizing and disinfecting abilities.

SERVPRO'S ozone generators are extremely effective because they produces O3 which attacks odors at their source, even if they are clinging to walls, fabrics and ductwork. SERVPRO ozone generators intentionally produce the toxic gas, ozone, that is used for commercial and residential applications. When contaminates such as odors, bacteria or viruses contact ozone, their chemical structure is changed to a less odorous compounds. As more ozone attacks the remaining compounds, they are eventually destroyed. This process is called oxidation. Ozone essentially reverts to harmless oxygen after it is used.

If you or someone you know is living with unwanted odors, call SERVPRO of Bath! We are on call to help at 252-923-0213

Devastated over your water damaged Family Bible or important papers?

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Books damaged by water can be restored

SERVPRO of Bath can help when water damages your important papers! We can vacuum freeze-dry your special documents. You may want your damaged documents restored for sentimental or legal reasons. Often these documents are one-of-a-kind or are irreplaceable. These important papers include family bibles, personal/medical documents, government/business records, personnel files and blue prints.

SERVPRO Document Restoration Service uses the process of sublimation. This process takes frozen documents through temperatures and pressures that turn moisture into vapor. The result is a dry document that can be restored or reused.

Water damage may occur when a basement floods, water damage from about or water from extinguishing a fire. SERVPRO will help you decide which documents to save and which ones to discard. We will box up, freeze and ship your damages papers with  the care and security they deserve.

If you have questions about water damaged documents and how we can help, call SERVPRO of Bath at 252-923-0213.